Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lake Glenbawn: Apple Tree Flat

Lake Glenbawn is nestled in the shadows of the Barrington Tops, just off the New England Highway via Aberdeen or Scone. It was formed in the late fifties by damming the Hunter River with a wall of rock and earth fill which looks inadequate for the job. It is popular with water skiers and fisherpeople at weekends, but mid week we had the place pretty much to ourselves.

On the lake were Pacific Black, Maned and Hardhead Ducks, Dusky Moorhens and Australian Coots, Australian Grebes and Great Crested Grebe and assorted Cormorants. On shore were Eastern Rosellas, Red-rumped Parrots, King Parrots, several varieties of Thornbill, Bronzewings, and all the usual suspects. All of these photos were taken without moving from my campsite.

Noisy Miner
Red-rumped Parrot
Eastern Rosella

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